PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who has confessed to three cold case killings in Oregon was ordered held without bail at a hearing Monday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/gHUvSn) defense lawyers for 63-year-old Jeffrey Cutlip raised questions about his mental state and said there's little evidence linking him to the crimes.
Prosecutor Dan Rees says the state's case is based on Cutlip's statements and evidence such as how the victims died and the location of their bodies.
A grand jury indicted Cutlip in August in the deaths of 44-year-old Marlene Claire Carlson in 1975, 15-year-old Julie Marie Bennett in 1977 and 33-year-old Nielene Doll in 1993.
Cutlip was living in Brownsville, Texas, in July when he called police and confessed, saying he wanted to give closure to the families.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com